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>> a daring rescue inside a george'some in prince county. pulled two children flames. a 5-year-old girl did not make it if. maryland lawmakers return to annapolis for a special session. why their agenda is expected to protests. >> r.g. iii better tackle any game and jitters. pressure is on the rookie as the the bills in an preseason game. washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good morning, washington. thursday,on this august 9. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. happy to be with you. let's say good morning to adam caskey. not a bad start to the day, around 70 degrees on this thursday morning. 68 in martinsburg, 69th in leesburg, 72 in annapolis and
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fredericksburg. 92 this afternoon with scattered weather clouds developing, cloudy into the afternoon with a few spotty thundershowers after 3:00 p.m. need the umbrella this , especially later evening.ternoon and we will talk about severe thunderstorm chances tomorrow, coming up. now to lisa baden? . overnight construction put to bed on the beltway at kenilworth avenue. everything is all the way and before the morning rush. six 6 looks decent. travel time working for us on 95 between richmond and baltimore. complicated on 66, 270, and the tour will is on normal service. prince george's county firefighters will return to the a 5- of a fire that killed girl and injured two other people. >> investigators trying to determine what caused the fire. at a home in the 6300
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block of carrington court in capitol heights. gonzalez is live with neighbors >> . as you can see, a home has damage.e firefighters kept a call around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. they found a 24-year-old man burned, lying in the front yard. he told them his two children were trapped inside. side of coming from the the house, so i started screaming help. >> a violent fire ripped so quickly that two not able to escape own.eir little girlried a shoulder. i'm speechless. >> the brother and sister were found unconscious and were throughby firefighters a rear window. the 5-year-old girl died.
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15-rolled brother who suffered burns and smoke inhalation remains in critical condition. i was at work when i first heard about it and broke down in tears. the cause is a mystery. home had two working smoke alarms. firefighters to put out all the flames. the 24-year-old father suffered burns on 50% of his body. he is still in critical morning. john gonzales reporting, abc 7 news. >> prince george's county police finding a serial bank robber. the suspect was captured on surveillance video. this was recorded monday during the capital one bank on marlboro pike in district heights. the suspect is linked to four other robberies between march and this-- past tuesday. courtnall and lawmakers will
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take up a bill which would allow games and a casino and national harbor. casinos will be allowed to stay open 24 hours a day. if lawmakers passed the bill, it would need to be approved by voters. people opposed to a new casino rally and outside the statehouse throughout the morning. mellon lawmakers will take up a that would make pet owners responsible for a dog attack. is after a maryland court bullseals ruling that pit are inherently dangerous. and it extended liability of a ttacks to landlords and other property owners. president obama will run up his visit to colorado. prexy defended his health-care overhaul and said republicans w ant to set americans backed by several decades. comes to a woman's
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to metro own health care sources, they want to take us back to the policies of more to the 1950's than the 21st century. colorado, you've got to make happen.t does not >> the president spoke to a crowd and said affect women's health are not up to or insurance companies. is presumed challenger will in iowa and new jersey. jokingly said the u.s. needs managing debt job or it could end up like greece or california. a spokesman for california's democratic governor dismissed .omney's comment the redskins' rookie quarterback himself under attack tonight when the team takes on buffalo bills in a preseason game. real test on the field. the competition will be a lot tougher.
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he will be going up against one best defensive linemen in , mario williams. the rookie says he knows what is against. >> [no audio] >> abc 7 for will have a crew in buffalo. look for all the highlights tonight. .that tape did not show you can also watch another tonight, matchup baltimore will be taking on the in live coverage at 7:00 tonight. >> it is 73 degrees on this thursday. >> still ahead, what the governor of maryland is doing to farmeocal
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>> welcome back. we go to adam caskey. >> we have one little shower cumberland this morning, that's all. otherwise, a mixture of sun and clouds, it 10 minutes from now. until then, a little cloud
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moonlight.g with the and the six this morning in the district, 68 at dulles airport, 66 in martinsburg. not a bad start. pretty similar temperatures to yesterday. more spotted under showers develop top.m. will washington in the valley and the appalachian mountains and will drift east in afternoon and evening. 92 degrees today for the high temperature. upper 80's tomorrow with more shell is an storms be severe ond friday. >> moving nicely. across the american legion, ordlights leaving tysons maryland towards is the red.rea 95 looking good.
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28 minutes from central park out of fredericksburg to dale city. add an extra 13 minutes from to get to the beltway. shape in and out of well.ore as >> if you are looking for fun, check out the county fair, which sunday at thomas jefferson community center in arlington. largest freehe events on the east coast. today it will be open from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. are giving away tickets to the montgomery county affair. time is starting to run out if win.ould like a chance to to sign up. winner will receive four tickets, ride wristbands, and $25 to spend on fair food. will pick some winners this morning.nd tomorrow we will announce the name of the hour.inner in the 6:00 5:11 is the time, 73 degrees.
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington" with cynne simpson and steve chenevey. this is "good morning washington," on your side. you know that your wallet has
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taken a hit with rising gas prices recently. infrastructure problems and a of they fire mean parts country are dealing with an extra punch. here is tahman bradley. brace yourself. gas prices are expected. to expected >> we have to save up just for the gas. gas prices have climbed 27 cents past month.the over the next few days, drivers west could see gas prices go up 25 cents or more. >> how do you expect people to manage? >> it is what it is a. a string of refinery breakdowns country have sent traders into a panic and prices soaring. a refinery fire near san being blamed for shortage. the west coast is already paying the price. it takes me $110 every time. the midwest is feeling the pain. gas climbed 34 cents in one week
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after pipelines between wisconsin and illinois. equipment problems closed parts in illinoisineries and indiana. one person blame the oil companies. >> this system is made to break. when it breaks, it lacks the pricespanies raise the profits. >> a spokesman says they don't know what will happen. say the high prices are stay, if not through labor day. the national average stands at $3.65 a gallon. you will pay more in the district, $3.90. in maryland, $3.63. in virginia, $3.50. july's sweltering temperatures made history. correct this was the hottest month ever in the united states.
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the secondwas hottest month on record. last july was the hottest. the three hottest july is on record in d.c. have all occurred .n the last three years maryland governor martin the federalasking government to help part of the that affected by drought. he asked the u.s. agriculture princeent to declare county, anne arundel county, charles, calvert, and mary's counties all to become a drought disaster areas. farmers in those counties have between 30% and 54% of their crops. that is kind of what you have us, that half of the state of maryland has been with serious drought conditions. either moderate or severe. mainly in southern maryland and on the lower eastern shore. his father-in-law is a farmer in indiana. his corn crop took a big hit
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this year with the drought. the recent rainfall has helped crops.bean it's better for them to be dry in the season and then get the rainfall. >> so all is not lost. >> exactly. can be good in some situations. i am not a professional farmer. i just have a little garden and the cantaloupe are tremendous right now. numbers.k at some days at 100 8 degrees at reagan national. the second most since 1872. by the way, 43 days at 90 degrees so far, which is above average. days at 95 degrees this year. the record was set in 1980. today we will be around 92. that's this afternoon. about 1:00 or 2:00.
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it is 68 at dulles airport, 75 district, 72 in hagerstown, 78 in quantico? . mainly clear conditions. a few scattered clouds across the metro area. north of cumberland there's one shower in southern pennsylvania. off to the west, more thundershowers in indiana and parts of the ohio valley. stay out of ourp aw hair for now. temperatures, 92 degrees by 1:00 for the high temperature. should plateau for the day with clouds developing and spotted thundershowers. friday, high temperatures in the upper 80s. additional clouds and more dynamics in the atmosphere, us a greater chance of storms bysevere friday afternoon and evening.
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have clusters of storms and could become strong gusty damaging wind blows .n the biggest threat maybe an isolated tornado warning here or there. that would be the exception. mainly looking at the potential and straight line wins tomorrow afternoon and evening. the storms should be fairly widespread. that lingers into early saturday. on sunday.ments low humidity, sunny skies, 86, feeling good. how was the beltway? >> pretty good. good at the wilson bridge, looks americanhe wilso legion bridge. in greenbelt. atrything looks quiet university boulevard through the .ork zone two to the right antidote to the left. metro rail, blue and yellow line customers, there's a track at national airport. they are single-tracking between
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braddock and national airport stations. in springfield, northbound 95 is the headlights. more of your neighbors on the road. moving at a good pace to the pentagon. back to you. >> thank you. 17-year-old boy has been named texter in america the second year in a row. the teenager said that he bycticed for the contest sending almost 500 text messages a day to his friends. rob nelson has more. >> starbucks customers will soon be able to pay for their coffee by saying their name. the chain is teaming up with the idare mobile application to customers as they entered the store. visio has launched a 14-inch ultrabook, but there are some problems. >> the touch pad has a lot of problems when you are navigating
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the screen. and the keyboard is a little cheap. it has plastic keys and does not island style. >> it's about $1,200. a 17-year-old from wisconsin is textca oppose the fastest fastest.s
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are a different team, different team and we are ready to bring it. >> our fans deserve to see a great final. >> a year ago the u.s. women's team lost to japan in the finals this afternoon they get their shot at overption with a victory the americans earning a in the olympic gold game parks a kickoff set
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2:45. gio gonzalez took the mound .ast night 24 games over 500. he want to add to that winning column, taking matters into his own hands. going deep to left field. his first home run of his career. the nationals survive in houston. students still leading the east games. the redskins face the buffalo bills tonight. rg3 will get his chance to prove he can live up to the pressure. will go up against one of the offensive linemen in the , mario williams. robert griffin says that his
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be quicker have to and that he will have to be .harper that is a look at sports. have a great day. much.nks so not worried about r.g. iii. it. got it is 73 degrees a. lawmakers back to work for a special session. lawmakers back to work for a over the next four months, you have a choice to make. not just between two political parties, or even two people. it's a choice between two very different plans for our country. governor romney's plan would cut taxes for the folks at the very top. roll back rek lations on big banks. and he says that if we do, our economy will grow aneveryone will benefit. but you know what? we tried that top p down approa. it's what caused the mess in the first place. i believe the only way to create an economy built to last is to strengthen the middle class. asking the wealthy to pay a little more so we can pay down our debt in a balanced way.
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. straight ahead, working to prevent another tragedy. countygeorge's firefighters prepared to return yesterday's fire that killed a 5-year-old girl. good morning, washington. thursday, august 9.
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i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. good morning. first, adam caskey. >> temperatures around 70 this thursday morning. peel's a lot like the past couple morning's. no showers to speak of right now. later on today. you will need the umbrella this afternoon, especially after 3:00 p.m. 68 in martinsburg, 55 --6 5 in woodstock. manasseh's at 70. someound 1:00 p.m. with developing, been spotty thundershowers after 3:00 p.m. i will talk about tomorrow, coming up. now to lisa baden. >> interstate travel working in our favor. metro rail has blue and yellow because of a track problem that developed outside the national airport station. are single-tracking? and -- they are single-tracking trains. yellow line
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back to you. >> thank you. we start with a tough week for prince george's county firefighters. morning they will return to a capitol heights neighborhood, where a 5-year-old died in a house fire. >> its not clear what caused the --e on character and court carrington court. >> the firefighters will be back at 10:00 talking to residents and checking smoke alarms. call at 4:30 afternoon. they found a 24-year-old man the front yard. he quickly told them is 5-year- daughter and 15-year-old brother were trapped inside. the fire ripped through the two- complduplex that two children were not able to escape on their own. found them in the building unconscious. were rescued through a rear window and provide a way to the hospital, but the 5-year-old
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little girl died. her 15-year-old all, suffered burns and smoke inhalation and remains in the unit this morning in critical condition. the fire is still a mystery. the home did have two working smoke alarms. took 60 firefighters to eventually put out the flames. for the 24--year-olds father, told he suffered burns 50% of his body. cracks in devastating. have a lot of information. we want to get an assessment on what's going on. that john perrone is not only relative bundy owns the home. -- that gentleman is not only a owns the home. >> expect new developments in the showdown over gambling. maryland lawmakers returning for on whether toion
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expand gambling. brianne carter is live in annapolis with what is ahead. it is once again back to work for lawmakers in annapolis campus at the special session gets underway today. the hot-button issue this time is whether or not to expand gambling. gambling part of a on the table,is to build another in prince george's county as whether to expand include table games other casino sites around the state. supporters of the legislation jobs anduld create in millions of revenue. opponents are concerned any gambling could harm to the state. no matter what happens, lawmakers must still get the approval of voters in november. this is expected to be a big debate over the next couple days. later this morning, people the prince george's will gather outside
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the statehouse for a protest. that will be the beginning of the showdown. brianne carter reporting from annapolis. >> thanks so much. maryland lawmakers will take up to address issues triggered by recent court ruling on pit bulls. maryland court of appeals bulls arepit dangerous. they extended liability for dog attacks to landlords and other owners. a bill before the general make a pet owners solely responsible for damages. there is expected to be a rally outside the state house today. the bears and inspection going bridge to discover whether there is contamination could accelerate rusting. three dozen bridges across u.s. were built with that
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defective parts. but there's no immediate danger. >> right now chick-fil-a fans outside the fast- food chains pose enormous location in district heights. the restaurant opens its doors in 24 minutes. the first 100 people in line will get free food for a year. they are lined up already. >> it is 73 degrees. >> still ahead, round two of pepco, top
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hi. >> we are at the montgomery fair. at >> august 10 to august 18. >> good morning, washington. >> always a good time. and arlington county fair is coming up as well. the district with clouds across the region. 68 in frederick, 66 in martinsburg, 68 in winchester. temperatures just like the past couple days. highs in the low 90's for most afternoon, and 80's in the potomac highlands. we will see a few more spotty thundershowers, but later in around 3:00 p.m.
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developing in the appellations valley,he shenandoah east towards the. you don't need the umbrella for the morning. later on today you will want that.e is when the storms could become strong to severe, the afternoon and evening. numerous showers and storms potentially damaging wind. now to lisa baden. >> we seem to be moving around the region ok. overnight construction was put to bed. no accidents to start the morning. live picture of traffic moving on the beltway to and from avenue, construction off to the side. travel times in our favor on 66, 70, the greenway, the toll road. good in maryland and virginia on 95. yellow line customers because of adelays problem at national airport? . they are single-tracking in that area. >> in the aftermath of the june massive that led to
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outages, if some prince george's county residents are voicing their outrage. >> residents expressed their to the public service commission. thousands in the dark and without air- conditioning for a week. take. used to hear us, take. to say no more. >> pepco should not be allowed operate. it needs to be shut down. some residents did say pepco deserve a rate hike that it plans to ask for. the utility defended itself, it responded quickly to storm related outages under difficult circumstances. 5:41, 72 degrees. >> we're hearing stories of sunday's temple >> we're hearing stories of sunday's temple shooting in
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with a burglar broke into a fast-food restaurant cash, walkedome treat instead >> . dangers lurking in your at the movies. holmes is back in even though the the news media. will explain that the top of the hour. >> prince george's county investigators looking for the who and killed a man in riverdale. man was found shot in a home on kenilworth afternoon.esday authorities have not release his might lead to his death. family and friends held a vigil remember young mothers who was murdered. 22-year-old shavon phillips was seen dropping off her daughter at a northeast d.c. center on july 30. police say that her body was found two days later inside a bag, dumped in fort washington creek.
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her family says she had just school andrsing life for herer children. >> she wanted her kids to be happy and make sure that they were happy. >> shavon phillips' killer has been arrested. police are investigating claims she met a man about buying after she dropped daughter off at day care if. gay-rights activists will hold a rally tonight in the district to hate crime innst response to an assault last month that sent two local mental hospitals for. authorities believe they were because they were gay. is at first and s at 7:0 boy and hisar-old were outside aer in the shooting began. >> we saw a purple taxi or four-
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sedan and a white man came out. for second me and my sister needed that maybe he directions or needed help. but then when he was halfway there, he got most of his pistols and started shooting both of his pistols. shooting those two people. as we couldst everybody.arn >> i feel like a hero. >> the mother says that her son named.quately my husband and named him its cheerless. >> a vigil near the white house about 200 people on wednesday. the fbi says it appears the page, diede michael from a self-inflicted gunshot the head off, although fromot to his stomach wasonding officer potentially fatal. authorities conducted more than nationwide,ws
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members, his family associates, and neighbors, to motive.ail down a >> testimony resumed today in illinois af a former police officer charged with killing one of his ex-wife's. a retired investigator testified about how drupe peterson corrected one of his fourth answers as police deathoned her about the of his third wife kathleen savio. a son of kathleen savio 's kathleenhow drew peterson kill her. to he is also suspected in the another of his wives. >> was headed from los lostes to seattle when it cabin pressure. several systems shut down. the alaska airlines plane made an emergency landing in san jose >> . horrible. never had anything like that in my life. >> the side wall of the plane away, like it just
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expanded. anything you want to hear plane. a >> backup systems kicked in and was able to control the plane. it has been pulled from service and will undergo inspections. we have the latest on the jetblue pilot to disrupt a country flight by leaving cockpit and yelling about jesus and al qaeda. federal judges says clayton osbon has had a psychotic episode in prison. he was found not guilty by reason of insanity for his on march 27 flight. a psychologist testified that he had a brief psychotic disorder time brought on by lack of sleep. >> it appears blue-collar likely toe more suffer from poor health. but 2011 well-being numberhat found a large workers in the construction,, industries areng or smoked. clerical, office, and service workers are among the healthiest. leadership shake-up under way
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largest breast cancer foundation. >> susan g. komen for the care will leave the organization next month. and the founder will step down the chief executive officer. position focused on fund-raising and strategic planning. the departure follows a firestorm over the group's funding forend parenthood. bad workplace behavior starts in the elevator. >> we will get a closer look at the postal service's dire financial situation. linda bell has more. >> let's begin with the most serious news. no secret the postal hurting.s how ite will find out did in the latest quarter. it is losing $25 million a day. that's more than $1 million an hour. lawmakers are watching to see if things are even worse.
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congress went on recess without changesa bill to allow services it needs to survive. etiquette ellet it goes a long way. some of the most annoying behavior the officeen in please, people talking on their cell phone during that short ride. also, squeezing yourself into an already crowded elevator. not holding the door and others running to get on to develop on to the elevator. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. some people wave when the doors .losing >> that is wrong. what is happening with the weather? >> there was a little fog this .orning otherwise it will be much like but with more showers and storms. need the umbrella this
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morning. after 3:00 p.m. there will be thundershowers popping up. look from our rooftop camera. until 6:15, but you can see some color right now in the skies. district and outlying areas. point 5 miles visibility in frederick. have some patchy fog on morning, but nothing widespread. 77 degrees an hour in the national,t reagan manassas, 66 in winchester and cumberland. are around 70 on average on this thursday morning. there's a front off to our west that is stationary. new system along the will drop in.line that will get this moving, at atmosphere, to the chance ofgreater severe thunderstorms by friday afternoon and evening. as for today, the severe thunderstorm risk is extreme
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maryland, if parts of highlands, and ohio valley. tomorrow, severe thunderstorms over the abc 7 viewing area. the biggest threat will be or localized straight line, gusty, and potentially damaging wind. today, 92 degrees. late-day and a shower especially after 3:00 p.m.. tomorrow, numerous showers and become which could the afternoonn evening, even lingering into will be a fewng strong storms. sunshine, lowof humidity, more comfortable from thes, a break heat and humidity, highs in the weekend.for the by next week, and temperatures back near 90 degrees with another chance of showers especially by tuesday. now to lisa baden with traffic. >> travel times working very nicely in alexandria and oxon , to and from the wilson
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bridge, and on 50 between annapolis and bowie. here we are live on 270, traffic at 109.bound there was a collision reported 270 near 121 clarksburg. nothing complicated on the dulles greenway, the dulles toll road. in good shape on 66. back to you. >> thank you. 72 degrees. >> country singer randy travis singing the blues again. a strange sequen
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correct the census bureau wants changes to its with race.keep pace it will drop the use of the term "negro." it would count hispanics as a write-inoup and have categories. havehanges were found to rates andesponse improved accuracy. >> season of sesame street on hispanic characters. hispanicing to cast a character or. willan open casting call york on august 20. they're looking for an actor or actress between ages of 18 and bilingual, can sing, improvise. more legal trouble for star randy travis
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price. arrested after texas police found him naked and the stretch of road after a car crash. thethere's a 911 call from man. who found man i was on my way from 377 to valley view and found a guy lying on the road >> . travis was dropped when he hit several barricades and then ran off the road. accused of threatening a state troopers who responded to the scene. he is out on 21 dowson dollars bond. is his second brush with the law this year. was charged with public in february. batman movie keeps raking in the money. >> "the dark knight rises" earned $730 million worldwide, the second largest grossing the world this that's behind the avengers, grossed $1.4 billion.
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the pet population in the u.s. is shrinking. correct the american veterinary medical association conducted a had 2 and found americans fewer dogs and 7.5 your million cats at the end of last 2006.ompared 56% of all u.s. households were last year. is down 2.5% from 2006. economy is partly to blame for the decrease. moose in cotton, utah is free trapped in its backyard playground set. the antlers got wrapped up in the swing set and a sheriff's to the scene and used cutters to clip the chain's. the most new the deputy was him, so he stood still make the job easier and then back off into the woods. just a minor injuries. expected to be fine. we have another hour of news mor thursday


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